It’s Going To Tear
When I was shopping for a wedding veil, I wanted a cathedral length veil, and I wanted it to bustle. (And, a million other things!). Every seamstress looked at me like I was crazy, replying, “I could maybe sew a button but you run the risk of the veil tearing”. It didn’t make me feel good to spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on a veil only to have it rip! But, I wasn’t going to let my dream of wearing my cathedral length veil all night go!
You don’t need a to worry about tearing it, and you definitely don’t need a button! The only thing you need is some elastic. That’s it! And, I guess a needle and thread. It’s so simple, but you would not believe the terrible feedback I received about bustling my cathedral veil!
Cathedral Veils DO Bustle!
Go From This
All In 5 Minutes!
Let me preface this by saying, I did not sew this on. This was my best friend’s veil she wore in 2006. She thinks it came like this, but she can’t remember! Ha! However, it does make me wonder why no one seems to think a cathedral wedding veil can bustle in the year 2016, but in 2006 it did. If I had to guess, I’d be willing to bet her amazing grandma came up with the idea, so, shout out to you, Zofia!
Get some white elastic from your local craft store. Measure the length of the comb that’s attached to your veil, and add about 2 inches. Using a thread color similar to the color of your veil, sew the elastic to one side of . Making a loop, sew the other end of the elastic to the other side of the comb.
It’s really that easy! Here is a closer look at how the elastic is sewn.
Teach Your Maid Of Honor
Don’t forget to show your MOH how to bustle your veil before your big day. It’s super simple, but it’s still something you should do! Starting at the top, begin pulling the veil through the loop like the picture below.
Keeping pulling and fluffing
And, pull it to the desired length. This is what it looks like when it’s done.
Gorgeous, right? It’s full and beautiful! There’s no need to take your veil off or buy a whole different one to wear at your reception! Keep in mind, there are many different ways to pull it through. Just practice with it to see what you love! Here’s how I wore it! What do you think?
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